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Oculus Rift Experience On Facebook

By Kathy_McGraw25-03-2014

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced via Facebook March 25 that he will be purchasing Occlus VR, you know, the guys behind the ultra-cool Oculus Rift head set. According to Kotaku, Zuckerberg's Facebook paid $2 Billion for the virtual reality technology company. Yes that's Billion with a "B." In a blog post, the Oculus team confirmed the news, saying that they are "partnering" with Facebook. This is, of course, corporate speak for "Yeah, Facebook bought us."

"This is really a new communication platform. By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures," says Zuckerberg in his Facebook post.

I have a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach about this. Imagine a Rift headset with a Facebook share button and imperatives to use it every time to load it up. Everywhere I go on the Internet these days has a little Facebook button with this imperator already. I don't need it in my gaming.

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Posts: 1548

@Slaughter - The internet is full of articles saying that they aren't going to do that. Though I am still sure this "partnership" is doomed (at least for us - the consumers).

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"Facebook is planning to eventually rebrand the Oculus Rift experience, redesigning the hardware and updating it with "a Facebook interface and logo."

Down the toilet it goes...

Posts: 166

God help us, I just imagine it now 3D Candy Crush Saga. What a use for cutting edge technology.

Posts: 1548

God damn it! They ruined it...well they'll ruin it.
I am sure there will be "some" integrated feature to piss the core audience off that was the most excited...

I wish that announcement was made in a week (April 1st).

Posts: 3290

Troubling? I am absolutely serious, this is downright terrifying!

Posts: 207

Well, that's another thing to take off the 'I want this' list...damn you Facebook!!

Posts: 267

This is unexpected and very very troubling.

Posts: 297

Possibly the best piece of news I've heard this year.

Posts: 1317

Yeah we don't know anything yet. For all we know, it'll be the exact same team making the Oculus now as before Mark Zuckerberg bought it.

... But yeah, I agree anyway. Fuck that guy.

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Dude, fuck you. Just fuck you.

No way in hell am I getting one now